Former Partner, Sawari Ventures; Previously Network for Good, USWeb/CKS, MCI; Board Member, UP Global, St. John’s College; Advisor, Flat6Labs Leslie has over 30 years experience building, advising and investing in new companies, in the US and across the globe. She is the Founder and CEO of Different, the first platform designed and built for investing in venture funds. Prior to that, she was a Partner in Sawari Ventures, LLC, a Cairo-based early stage venture capital firm investing in entrepreneurs across the Middle East/North Africa. She is an alumna of St. John’s College (Annapolis, MD/Santa Fe, NM), and serves on its Board of Visitors and Governors. She also serves on the board of Ubongo, a leading children’s edutainment company reaching over 440M children in Africa.